5 ways to boost up your WordPress website speed
Hello everyone, Hope you all doing well! Welcome to advice union. Today we gonna talk about the WordPress website speed enhancing. Do you also buy a domain, built a website and working hard to rank it on google? But not getting good results? Yes, no issues, we will tell you the 5 ways to boost up your WordPress website speed after reading this whole article you will be able to find all the answers that are ticking in your mind that why my website is not ranking to the best it deserves! so let’s get started.
Why website speed is important?
Yes, exactly you read the title and I think you got the answer too. Website speed should be one of the most important part of your efforts because a case study says that from 2000 to 2016 user waiting patience time is decreased from 12 sec to 7 sec. Yes, because this is 2018 my friend and internet is running on 4g mode. Your website should be loaded fast if you want your hard work to succeed.
Check your WordPress website speed
we are here discussing the ways to improve our website speed right? But, Before improving your website speed first you have to check your WordPress website speed and then take a needed action. For that, we are going to use a very good and perfect tool Pingdom. If you click on the link you can see the official website of Pingdom where you just need to enter your website URL, choose your test area(Depends upon your country) and click on start test then it will provide you all the needed information including your page speed, load time and many more.
Now let’s talk about our main motive that how we can improve our website speed and rank on google super quick.
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1.) Install a good cache remover plugin
Caching is actually a very important part of any website. Firstly, we will talk about what is caching? As we all know when we add a new post or content to a new page it includes no. of images, text, infographics any many more things. when a user comes to a website and clicks to open up a website, its stores’ many files in the backend. That’s the reason why website server goes loaded and effects the page load time.
Now, caching is a very good process to resolve this problem. Whenever a new user comes to your website cache plugin makes a copy of your pages to the server(with a very nominal size). Now, if a user comes back or any new user will click your website server shows that same copy to the user instead of the original page that takes time to load. It helps to boost up your WordPress website speed.
There are many plugins available on the WordPress like-
which helps you to remove cache. But I recommend wp super cache because it’s more reliable and has more than 700,000 active users. see how you can install and use this plugin and boost up your WordPress website. please read all the instruction properly and then implement.
2.) Keep your WordPress in latest updated version
It’s really important to keep your WordPress website updated all the time. As we all know WordPress is an open source for everyone so the updation runs frequently. WordPress team not only improve the performance in every update moreover, but they also fix many issues that users facing in their current version. For boost up your WordPress website its really matters that you should check WordPress update weekly or daily(If possible).
3.) Image optimization
You know when we talk about page speed improvement, the first and the most important thing that one should check is images. Images are actually backbone for a website. Because with the help of images we can able to represent our thoughts to the readers. Images look beautiful, perfect and attractive. But, if we do not care about image size and continue to upload them in their original sizes they will ruin your page load speed for sure.
I recommend you to take a picture from anywhere but don’t insert it directly into your posts. Take your picture into paint and crop it once. I am not saying to crop your main content, you can crop a little bit edges of that image. Save your image and then check the size of that. This method is really effective and we are also using this here at advice union. You can also compress image size from online free tools.
4.) Don’t Upload videos directly
we all know that videos contain a very high size which is not good for your website. But, we also see many videos on different sites then how they have a very good page loading speed? Exactly the point. Now take an example here, We are hosting our website on our paid hosting company and they also have their memory rules. When we directly upload video to our posts then they also need a hosting to play on the internet right? If we upload that directly then that video will use our hosting on which website is running. It will cost you a very big page load speed. So what to do?
At this place, we should use other hosting platforms. Yes, you heard it right. If you want to insert a video into your blog post then you should use platforms like youtube and facebook. You just take a link of a video you want to insert and just copy that into your post or content. When a user clicks on that video, it will use a hosting power of their uploaded place.
5.) optimize WordPress Database
After using your website for a while, you website database will have many unwanted files that you don’t ever need and needed to be removed. It will be your trash comments, extra revisions, spam pages, trash comments, and many more things. so what you should do here is to remove this unwanted database with the help of a plugin called as wp sweep.
with the help of this plugin, you can delete all these databases in only one click. Just install and delete all the unwanted database which slows down your page speed. We cannot see this database because it stores in the backup files which are not good for speed performance. Just use this plugin and boost up your WordPress website today.
That’s it! I think this article will help you a lot. If you will face any problem you can just submit your comment and I will answer your query as soon as I can. Feel free to ask your question.